A selection of key moments caught on camera from InvestmentEurope's recent Fund Selector Forum in Milan have been published.
A selection of key moments caught on camera from InvestmentEurope's recent Pension Fund Forum in Zurich have been published.
A selection of key moments caught on camera from InvestmentEurope's recent Fund Selector Forum in Geneva have been published.
Many analysts use sovereign ratings as a proxy for country risk, despite the fact they are two distinct risk types, say Marcel Heinrichs and Ivelina Stanoeva at S&P Capital IQ.
A selection of key moments caught on camera from InvestmentEurope's recent Bond Forum in Milan have been published.
Central clearing of FX options, Basel III, Solvency II, and AIFMD are among the key pieces of regulation that selectors have identified as causing most concern in terms of their effect on the asset management industry and, ultimately, clients and investors....
Spain will be the next major hurdle facing bond markets, says Aviva Investors’ Chris Higham.
A selection of key moments caught on camera from InvestmentEurope's recent Forum in Amsterdam have been published.
A selection of key moments caught on camera from InvestmentEurope's recent Forum in Milan have been published.
A selection of key moments caught on camera from InvestmentEurope's recent Forum in Frankfurt have been published.
A selection of key moments caught on camera from InvestmentEurope's recent Pan-European Selector Summit in Lausanne have been published.
From the Roman Empire to our current information empire, the three attributes of money have not changed; money represents a store of value, a unit of accounting and a medium of exchange, says Chris Andrew, founder and CEO of Clarmond Advisors.
Rob Arnott, founder of Research Affiliates, warns that Europe looks increasingly like Japan.
The financial crisis and the subsequent international regulatory response dominated the annual Irish Fund Industry Association conference.
The fund selector community has again raised the issue of fees paid for poor performance. They also debate the challenge of takeover.
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Tristan Hanson, head of asset allocation at Ashburton, says more certainty about European and US growth prospects is required before equity indices break out of their trading ranges of the past year and a half.
In From the Cold: The Rise of Russian Capitalism, edited by ATON’s Peter Westin, describes Russia’s journey to a free market through a collection of honest and colourful personal accounts written by foreigners. Anna Fedorova, InvestmentEurope’s Russia...
With the number of Spanish mutual saving banks down by two-thirds, the consolidation of the mutual funds range available to selectors is accelerating.
Russia’s fledgling mutual fund management industry has its biggest battle on the home front: local bank deposit rates provide investors with a trusted and lower-risk alternative to fund investing.
Nextam Partners sees the Italian asset management industry as hostage to traditional business models. Its solution is to offer a different one, to build an international network of independent asset managers.
Fund managers in France are re-positioning portfolios to address global instability.
Italy is a functional economy with problems, rather than a dysfunctional economic problem, says Kevin Lilley, manager of the Old Mutual European Equity fund.
Caroline Allen, Editor of InvestmentEurope, provides a brief overview of the events portfolio.
The latest roundup of fund selector views elicits comment on manager quality, consistency and transparency, the state of China and Japan, and the dangers of following a trend.
Colin Low, principle and chartered financial planner at Kingsfleet Wealth, looks at market timing, and the associated debate between tactical and strategic allocation.
IE’s Italy and Iberia correspondent Chiara Albanese swam the English Channel for charity in July, raising more than £1,500 for the Samaritans.
Pictet Wealth Management says it is able to build market share in Spain because of its ability to manage foreign accounts on behalf of local clients.
Against rampant volatility in established markets, Franklin Templeton’s Mark Mobius believes investors will gain from greater performance and falling macroeconomic risks in emerging and frontier market equities.
Recent reforms by Malta’s government are enabling the island to take an increasingly important role in Europe’s fund management market.
Swiss bank BSI looks for virtues such as consistent behaviour and patient stock selection, explains Luca De Biasi, vice president and head of multi-management and fund selection.
European election results, elements of diversification, and the global search for talented managers figure prominently among the latest collection of views of fund selectors.
Uncertainty in Europe and the US is weighing heavily on emerging markets, says Guillermo Osses, head of EMD portfolio management at HSBC Global Asset Management.
Not all global emerging market banks are equally capable, or able to provide investor returns, says DWS' Martin Rother.
Over 40% of Spanish mutual funds come with capital or performance guarantees, and parent banks and cajas are having to make good on their promises.
Sustainable investment boutique SAM is looking to Italy and Spain for new corporates with sound governance, able to generate positive returns.
Despite staging a comeback in many portfolios, as low yields elsewhere fuel the need for returns, hedge funds still face demands for trust, transparency and track records.
A dynamic approach to asset allocation is needed to weather the uncertain environment, says Ewout van Schaick, head of portfolio management, strategy & asset allocation at ING Investment Management.
Volatility products are gaining popularity, yet fund selectors in Austria are struggling to decide which ones to use from the growing choice of absolute return and hedging strategies.
Market and investors welcomed the €100bn EU Spanish bank bailout at the beginning of June, but the initial relief soon turned to concern again.
The latest roundup of fund selector views finds that volatility and liquidity issues are front and centre, particularly given the recent backlash against austerity delivered by voters in different European countries.
What do you do when existing regulation threatens your most successful fund sector? According to the Spanish regulator, relax credit rating criteria for guaranteed funds.
Ian Simmons, lead portfolio adviser on Charlemagne’s Magna Latin American fund, believes the pillars supporting returns from the region are still strong.
A reconciliation between MSCI and the Saudi Stock Exchange might signal a new openness in the Arab world’s most liquid market, says Insparo investment analyst Teeja Boye.
Fifteen years ago, in May 1997, Tony Blair’s new government granted the Bank of England its independence. Since then its fortunes have been mixed.
A selection of key moments caught on camera from InvestmentEurope's recent Paris Forum have been published.
The latest roundup of fund selector views finds that regulation in Switzerland and the euro/dollar exchange rate or being closely monitored, along with a boom in microfinance private equity funds.
InvestmentEurope has teamed up with France’s amLeague to promote league tables of the best performing managers.